ERIC Number: ED082738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Improving Corrections Personnel Through Community Colleges. Final Report.
Korim, Andrew S.
This report reflects the issues and concerns identified in a joint project of the AACJC and the ABA Commission on Correctional Facilities and Services. The activities of the project consisted on State-level meetings, field visits, surveys, and inter-regional conferences and workshops. A discussion of the correctional officer, (his characteristics, duties performed and competencies needed) serves as a base point from which implications for educational programs are identified. Conditions influencing corrections education are reviewed: the probable impact of permissive and limiting factors such as the posture of correctional agencies, the sensitivity of State criminal justice planners, priorities of funding sources, the profile of the existing correctional officer, and the internal makeup of the college. In a chapter on approaches to corrections education, several existing alternatives, which reflect the limiting and permissive factors, are analyzed. Improvements discussed at the conferences are suggested. A chapter is devoted to suggested standards for improving educational programs to prepare and upgrade correctional officers, one of the most frequent concerns of the meetings and workshops. The standards, by the very nature of the complexities of improvements in corrections education, address State planning, the career structure, incentives to line officers, curriculum matters, and legislation. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Commission on Correctional Facilities and Services.
Note: LEAA Grant 71-DF-1096